Summer is a great time to get out and about to explore the yummy parts of our great city. The mushrooming dining scene in Chicago constantly keeps us on our toes — new and fantastic eateries seem to pop up daily. In fact, according to the City of Chicago, there are more than 7,300 restaurants! Why not take to the streets, with kiddos in tow, and have a dessert fete? Go on a sugary adventure and indulge in the best that Chicago has to offer—here are a few to get you started.

River Roast

For an excellent view of the Chicago River, check out River Roast, where you can enjoy sweet treats on the patio and watch the boats and people float by. If you visit on the weekend, you’ll get the chance to listen to some great live Chicago blues music for their Blues and Brunch. Creative yum-yums include: flourless cake in a jar, chocolate pudding, carrot Bundt cake, ice cream sandwiches and a variety of ice cream flavors. Afterward, you can take a stroll along the Chicago River Walk where there are lots of family-friendly activities and fun happenings. Visit the Chicago River Walk website for information on scheduled events.

River Roast
315 N. LaSalle St.
River North
312-822-0100
Online: riverroastchicago.com

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Do you have a favorite spot to grab dessert? We’d love to hear about it in the Comments below!

— Wendy Altschuler